Posted Jul 22, 2011 15:48 UTC (Fri) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
In reply to: IPv6 NAT by Cyberax
Parent article: IPv6 NAT
Service discovery is still a problem in IPv4 which is why protocols such as mDNS exist but there is also standard ways of discovering neighbors in IPv6 such as pinging the all hosts multicast address ff02::1. Manually putting addresses in DNS is certainly not out of the question either, just because you have a slightly longer address string.
Sure there are operational changes with IPv6 and there will be rough edges that need to be refined that will become more apparent as it is used more. Think about the difference between a modern IPv4 implementation such as in Linux vs. IPv4 of 10 or 20 years ago. The protocols are compatible but the implementation and management are very different. Implementations can be modified to support quick prefix changes without changing any of the local subnetting or addressing in a compatible way, if that is the way the market goes.